"Ecclesiastes Four: I Congratulate the Dead" from **Koheleth** by Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. This track shows the master bass player using the knowledge of the Bible conferred by his Methodist background to outline a thoroughly modern alienation from contemporary society. The phrase "nothing new under the sun" derives from Koheleth's writings in Ecclesiastes, and was referred to in the famous opening of Samuel Beckett's **Murphy**: "The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new". Jair-Rohm's application of Hebrew poetics to contemporary injustice has an intensity missing in our culture since ... William Blake, or at least since Bishop William Montgomery Brown of Galion, Ohio. This IS the music promised us by the Black Rock Coalition in the late 80s.